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Mr C Coyle-Chislett


01736 753472


2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

“Penpol pupils are curious, creative and courageous learners. Our school community believes in authenticity as the foundations of deep-rooted learning.
Through our rich and relevant curriculum, we nurture community-minded, forward-facing international citizens of the future.”

Class 12 Surf Day

On Thursday 17th of June 2021, Class 12 went surfing at the Global Boarders surf school based near Hayle, Cornwall. Class 12 went for the whole day and surfed from ~10:30 to ~14:30 with a small break for lunch at ~13:00. Before they got in the water, the trained instructors taught them some basic safety signals and some cool tricks to try in the water such as “race car”, “freestyle”, “Casanova”, “coffin”, “jazz hands” and “sky dive”. They arrived at ~9:30, went through basic safety checks, got changed and got in the water.

It was enjoyed by all, Dylan.C said “I enjoyed duck diving under waves.”. Chris said “I enjoyed standing up on my board and then falling off almost immediately.”

They surfed for nearly 3 hours before they had to go up to the cafe to eat their lunch. They all ate their lunch remarkably fast so they could get back in the water. 2 people though got very cold and were allowed to put on extra wetsuits. After eating their lunch, Class 12 went back down to the beach and did a 15 minute warm up of stuck in the mud. After 5 rounds of stuck in the mud, they grabbed their surfboards and jumped back in the water for their final hour. They all caught at least 3 waves or more, some getting up to 30 waves. At about 14:00, they walked up with their surfboards and got changed. This took ~35-40 minutes. They only had 1 bus so the second group had to wait an extra 15 minutes for the next bus. By the time the second group got to school, it was 15:15, year 5’s home-time so they all left to their homes.

Reported by Obi B

and Dylan C

Year 4 Robotic Music

This term, Year Four have been learning to combine sounds and rhythms in our music lessons. After composing a range of different rhythms, we used GarageBand to record the rhythms which were played using a variety of everyday objects around the classroom. Using some studio effects and post production techniques, we edited the rhythm sounds and added melodic instruments. After we had recorded a short snippet, we then used a loop tool to repeat the rhythms.



Roman Week

Raucous Romans

Year Four Enjoy Romans

During December, year four children at Penpol school had a Roman Themed week. They did lots of activies like making and designing a Roman shield and film making.

On Monday The children made and designed a Romanshield out of cardboard Lula age8 said “It was very fun and interesting.” On Tuesday they made flat bread with honey and Sesame seeds.

On Wednesday, A Roman legionnaire came in hetold the children how to play Roman games like the Hadrian‘s wall card game and a Roman top trump game. Connor, age 9 said “It was scary and fun”.

On Thursday They had a dress up day they dressed up like Romans are using the shield to makea shield wall on Friday they madeMosaic me some coloured paper based on a template Ellie age 8 said.”It was great,”

It looked like year four had an amazing week, lucky them.

 Written by BeBe  (Class 9)


Year Four enjoy a Roman themed week

During the first week of December, year four pupils from Penpol School inHayle, had an amazing Roman themed week. The week was filled with lots of Roman activities from Roman shield making to filmmaking. The week finished with a dress up day and mosaic making.

On Monday, the children made fantastic Roman shields.First the children got two massive bits of cardboard then stuck them together and painted them.Then the children put  pieces of coloured paper into shapes and stuck them on.Bebe aged 8 class 9 thought making Roman shields was amazing .

On Tuesday ,the children tased Roman food.The children tased garum, vinegar ,honey and grape squashed wine. It sounds sickly.

On Wednesday, a Roman legionnaire came in to teach the children about life in Britain and Hadrian’s wall and what happened.

On Thursday, the children dressed up as Romans.the children made a Roman timeline animation. Lula aged 8 thought it was very entertaining.

On Friday, the children made Roman mosaics. They designed the mosaics, then got strips of paper and cut them in little squares to make an object out of the little squares.

The children made Roman shields, tasting Roman food, meeting a Roman legionnaire ,dressing up ,making an animation and a mosaic. The best one was making the animation. What an amazing topic! It sounds like year 4 are going to have many exciting topics to come in the future.

Written by Connor (Class 9)

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Penpol School Choir at Camborne Music Festival

On Thursday 14th November, some of our fantastic KS2 choir represented Penpol School excellently at the Camborne Music Festival. The Choir sang two pieces, Human – by Rag ‘N; Bone Man and When I Grow Up from the hit musical Matilda, written by Tim Minchin. The choir sang beautifully and were well received by the audience and adjudicator, receiving 84 marks and being Highly Commended.

During the piece When I Grow Up, there was a well praised solo and a number of duets and small group parts which were highly praised and wonderfully sang by the pupils. We look forward to competing at the festival again another year.

The successes of our school choir have led to a record number of members, which now total a staggering 57 pupils in Key Stage 2. If you missed the performance of the choir at the music festival, please look out for future Christmas Concert dates in the coming month. We shall be performing at the annual Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert at St. Elwyn’s Church on 18th December, as well as other venues in the lead up to Christmas.


Have you ever wondered where electricity comes from? Class 9 have been investigating the different ways in which electricity is produced. After investigating and finding information, the children wrote short scripts outlining what they have found. Using iPads, the children have narrated a video from the BBC website to help people understand more about where electricity comes from.

Junior Christmas Concert Songs

Christmas is coming! The Junior Christmas concert has some fabulous songs this year. Scroll down to have a listen to them and practise!

Silent Night

Sans Day Carol

Santa’s Coming For Us

Love Shone Down

Winter Wonderland

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

Preparing For Christmas With The Choir

The Penpol Junior Choir has been busy preparing for this year’s festivities, rehearsing Christmas songs which are to be performed at a number of events throughout December. After working really hard to learn and polish the songs which were performed at the Camborne Music Festival, the choir have got together during a lunch time to record one of their favourite carols, The Sans Day Carol, to help get everyone in the mood. Please listen to the school choir and enjoy, whilst getting into the Christmas Spirit.

Watch out for the amazing Penpol School Junior Choir as they perform throughout December!

Penpol Junior Choir At The Camborne Music Festival


On the 15th November 2018, the Penpol Junior Choir participated in this year’s Camborne Music Festival. The children performed two songs, Touch the Sky and I’m Still Singing, with energy and confidence giving a fantastic performance to the adjudicator and  the audience. The choir were awarded with 168 marks (out of 200) and were praised for their energy and spirit and their great part singing. The children really enjoyed the experience and we look forward to the next Music festival.



Year 1 are Movie Music Makers

The children in Year One have been creating soundtracks for a clip of the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry. After watching the short 1 minute clip, they discussed what sounds they could make for each of the different elements. We focused on dynamics, discussing where it would be appropriate for loud and soft noises and timbre, developing a mix of sounds for the different elements.

I loved it, it was really funny – Ted Class 4

Aboriginal Art

For our topic of Weather Around The World, Class 8 have visited Australia. We found out about the climate there and studied some of the Aboriginal culture: Dream stories and artwork. Inspired by some of the pieces that we had studied, the children set about designing and drafting their own animal based picture in the aboriginal style.

I loved looking at all the different pieces of aboriginal art. I especially liked finding Australian animals. – Harry

We then painstakingly completed our final pieces with acrylic on paper, dot by dot by dot!  The animal designs were made first using paint on black paper. We then used white paper to make our backgrounds. We had to choose colours that complemented our animal designs so they stood out. To create our dots, we used cotton wool buds liberally loaded with paint and carefully applied onto the paper.

I really enjoyed making the background – Tess

Our finished products will be on display in our classroom.